Library users got right to work testing out the library’s new Chromebooks on opening day.
You may have noticed our new collection of laptops in the children’s section of the new library. These are Chromebooks. They work like a regular laptop, but only run Google’s Chrome browser. While this may seem limiting, you can actually do a lot with them. You can stream video, work on documents and spreadsheets, play music, go on social media, and much more!
Many schools, such as the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, use Chromebooks in their classrooms. Students can sign in on our Chromebooks with their school account and work on their homework with the same user experience as they have at school. Don’t have a Google account? You can still use the Chromebooks with Guest access. Continue reading →
A Fashion Show of vintage styles filled our newly renovated – but none-the-less vintage, Community Room on Mother’s Day. Several Mothers and daughters (and some sons) celebrated either on the runway or in the audience. Continue reading →
Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.
We are excited to announce The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan, will be bringing its collection of books to the Hudson Area Library on May 12. The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world.
Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of The Creativity Caravan, will be offering a unique, hands-on bookmaking workshop as part of the exhibit stop at the Hudson Area Library. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. The exhibit and workshop will take place Thursday, May 12 from 2pm-6pm.
On Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.
Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson. Continue reading →
On Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-4pm, youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate in a free Digital Painting workshop with our friends from Spark Media Project. The workshop will be held in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th Street.
In this workshop, youth will use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software as they learn about the creative process behind digital painting from concept to finishing touches. To create their original digital illustrations, youth will learn about frame composition, shading, perspective, and color theory, as well as tips and tools of digital visual art.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this workshop, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online.
This free youth media arts workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.